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Forage Crops of the World, Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

ISBN 9781774631706
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
368 Pages 12 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book, the second of two volumes, discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. It focuses on 25 minor forage crops, including non-leguminous perennial forages, leguminous forages, and non-graminaceous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and agronomic management in a systemic way, providing an abundance of information on each type of forage crop discussed, including preferred soil type, land capability, cropping patterns, climate, and socioeconomic conditions. It goes on to address pests, disease management, agroforestry in fodder and forage crops, preservation, and production and climate change.

This volume provides valuable information needed for effective forage crop production and management. The book, with chapters from highly qualified scientists, will be a rich resource for researchers, academicians, students, and those in the industry. Forage Crops of the World, Volume I: Major Forage Crops focuses on major forage crops.

Key features:

• Discusses 25 different types of minor forage crops, including many types of grasses and other plants

• Provides information on agronomic production practices

• Covers pest and disease management practices for forage crops

Table of Contents

Setaria Grass (African Grass)

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, and Dhiman Mukherjee

Para Grass (Buffalo Grass)

Md Riton Chowdhury

Doob Grass (Bermuda Grass)

Md. Hedayetullah and Parveen Zaman

Marvel Grass (Diaz Blue Stem)

Golam Moinuddin

Pangola Grass (Digit or Woolly Finger Grass)

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, and Rajib Kundu

Canary Grass (Harding Grass)

Bulbul Ahmed and Md. Hedayetullah

Anjan Grass (African Foxtail Grass)

Md. Hedayetullah, B. Bhattacharya, and Parveen Zaman

Rhodes Grass (Abyssinian Rhodes Grass)

Md. Hedayetullah, and Sibajee Banerjee

Grass Pea (Indian Vetch)

Raghunath Sadhukhan, Md. Hedayetullah, and Parveen Zaman

Moth Bean (Dew Bean)

Parveen Zaman and Md. Hedayetullah

Soybean (Bhatman)

Sagar Maitra

Fenugreek (Greek Clover)

Parveen Zaman, Md. Hedayetullah, and Kajal Sengupta

Senji (Sweet Clover)

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, and Raghunath Sadhukhan

Mung Bean (Green Gram)

Kajal Sengupta

Urd Bean (Black Gram)

Kajal Sengupta and Md Hedayetullah

Sunflower (Sujyomukhi)

A. Zaman and Parveen Zaman


Utpal Giri, Soma Giri, Navendu Nair, Abhijit Saha, Sonali Biswas, Niladri Paul, M. K. Nanda, and Protit Bandyopadhyay

Turnip (Salgam)

Parveen Zaman and Md. Hedayetullah

Gajar (Carrot)

Mohammed Abdel Fattah and Md. Hedayetullah

Amaranthus (Pigweed)

G. C. Bora

Subabul (River Tamarind)

Sagarika Borah, Mokidul Islam, and T. Samajdar

Gliricidia (Quickstick)

Golam Moinuddin

Khejri (Prosopis)

Raj Kumar, B. S. Khadda, A. K. Rai, J. K. Jadav, and Shakti Khajuria

Non Conventional Legumes Forage Crops

Dhiman Mukherjee and Md Hedayetullah

Azolla: An Unconventional Forage Crop

Dulal Chandra Roy, Abhijit Saha, and Sonali Biswas

Disease Management of Non-Leguminous and Non-Graminaceous Forages

Diganggana Talukdar and Utpal Dey

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Md. Hedayetullah, PhD, is an Assistant Professor/Scientist and Officer In-Charge, All India Coordinated Research Projects on Chickpea, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. He is a former Agronomist with the NABARD, Balasore, Odisha, India. He was also formerly a Professor at the M.S. Swaminathan Institute of Agriculture Science, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Gajapati, Odisha, India, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Agriculture, Tripura, India. Dr. Hedayetullah is the author and co-author of research papers, review papers, book chapters, and one book. He was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India, and received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research work during his academic career.

Parveen Zaman, PhD, is an Assistant Director of Agriculture (Farm) at the Pulse & Oilseed Research Sub-Station, Beldanga, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal, India. She is the author and co-author of several research papers, review papers, and book chapters. She acquired her BS degree (Agriculture), receiving a Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She received her MS degree (Agronomy), also with Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, and has received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out her research work during her academic career.


“A great source of information for readers interested in forage crops . . . A detailed account of forage crops . . . The books are a great read for people involved with fodder production and for people practicing sustainable agriculture, who can explore dual-purpose cropping allowing them to cultivate food and fodder together. The reader is introduced to very effective cultivation methods including intercropping as well as agronomic management, post harvesting technologies, and storage and packaging of fodder. . . . Useful for researchers and ecologists conducting studies on forage crops, especially focusing on the impact of climaie change on crops.”

—Economic Botany, 2019, review by Anbreen Bashir, Harris-Stowe State Univesity, Missouri, USA


“A good compilation of all the important forage crops. Scattered information on various aspects of forage crops, including varieties, botanical details, cultural practices, pest-disease problems, climate change, etc., has been nicely compiled in one place. The information provided is aptly compiled and put together. The book provides a handy guide to all the stakeholders, including policyplanners, students, teachers, dairy owners, and forage growers.”

—Dr. Ajoy Kumar Roy, FNAAS, MNASc, FRMSI, FISG, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute